Joined on 07/30/09
Chemical Aftertaste Worth It
Pros: Despite the bleachy aftertaste (minus one star), these eggs are well worth the money. I have been eating one after workouts for two weeks and I can already see the third bicep on my legs coming in.
Cons: Red LED's helped speed up frying time, but not as much as the box says.
Overall Review: For a good time, poke a hole in the shell, insert the nozzle of a can of compressed air, and let 'er fly.
Touchpad Stopped Working
Pros: * lightweight * long battery life (7-8 hours surfing the web via wi-fi on reasonable settings)
Cons: * touch pad stopped working after a few months. * small screen * small keys
Overall Review: Touch pad stopped working after a few months. I later had problems with the OS, so I payed to mail the netbook back to ASUS. It was covered under the 1-year warranty that came included. When I received the netbook back, the OS had been reinstalled, but the touch pad still didn't work. The receipt acknowledged my request to fix the touch pad. I called customer service again and they told me I needed to pay to send it back in for repairs. ASUS customer service was curt and not friendly. They were obviously following a script and had more important things to do. I searched for solutions on Google. Many forums pointed to the settings for the touch pad being inadvertently changed, but I checked and nothing was wrong. I reinstalled the touch pad driver, which I downloaded from ASUS's website. This didn't help either. Will NOT be buying from ASUS again.
Pros: No complaints so far. Scrollwheel is a third button. Bottom has teflon sliders. To wind up cord, tug the USB end and the mouse end, and the cord retracts itself into the circle in the middle. Pull the cord out and it locks in place.
Cons: Cursor is slightly jumpy and fast even at slowest settings, but that might be because I'm using Ubunutu Linux on a netbook. Too small to get a good grip. I hold it with my fingertips.
Overall Review: Got mine from a retail store on a whim, but it turned out to be a good buy.
Bits Are Good, Everything Else is Not
Pros: Nice selection of torx bits.
Cons: Plastic is cheap, like a toy from a vending machine. This goes for everything: the grip handle, the red sheet that the bits sit in, and the flip-case that holds everything.
Overall Review: I bought these to disassemble an internal hard drive, which only required one of the torx bits. Was able to do so. This set will come in handy if I need to build a computer or take one apart. To use: insert bit or extension rod into the silver cap of the handle. Tighten the silver cap by turning it. This locks the bit (or extension rod) in place. The orange plastic handle is threaded like a screw so you can tighten the silver cap that fastens onto it. Mine has flakes of plastic between the threads, from manufacturing. The orange plastic appears soft and malleable. If I tighten the silver cap too much or screw it on wrong, I would probably ruin the orange plastic.
Pros: Have owned for over 1 year and haven't had any problems. I mainly use it for day-to-day web browsing and document creation. Upgraded the video card without issue. If you decide to upgrade cards, make sure they are low-profile so they fit. Power supply is not as powerful as the graphics card recommended but I haven't had any issues. I played S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Oblivion on mid-range settings fine. Runs Vista/Windows 7 quickly. Programs open quickly.
Cons: Two trivial notes: - CD-drive eject button requires ridiculous amounts of pressure to eject tray. On the plus side, you don't have to worry about someone accidentally bumping the eject button. - If you want to insert a mini-CD, you will have to turn the computer on its side so the mini-CD doesn't fall out of the tray.
Overall Review: Small size of tower is nice. Plenty of USB ports on both front (5) and back (4).